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What is Tea Certification?

You may have heard recently that tea is rapidly increasing in popularity in America. In order to keep up with the trends, you might have considered adding tea to your cafe or store offerings, doing some research on tea to…

Barista Snapshot: Cort Kern aka Barista Maniac

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Who: Cort Kern, Professional Barista/Consultant Where: Head Barista, Christ Church Of Oak Brook What is a coffee consultant? Someone who steps in to guide and restructure a current or new coffee shop. I provide training at a professional level to increase sales and…

Specialty Coffee for $20 or less?

Coffee Power, Activated!

Time, counter space and budget may all be concerns, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a delicious cup of coffee. Fresh, locally roasted whole bean coffee is a step up from capsule coffee and miles above instant. If you…

Barista Snapshot: Jake at SteamDot Coffee

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Who: Jake Schmutzler, Barista Where: SteamDot Coffee Company, Anchorage, Alaska What was the first coffee drink you remember tasting, did you like it? I remember loving the smell and the sounds of my dad’s morning coffee ritual: stoking the wood-stove,…